Tomorrow will mark one week with Weight Watchers. Did I tell you I started Weight Watchers? Oh I didn’t? Oops. 😉
I’ve been thinking about just making a concerted effort to lose this baby weight (and then some) safely. I’ve done diets: South Beach Diet, Atkins, organic, sugar-free, diet pills, AdvoCare …and while many of them are well balanced and great in their own right, none of them are working for me in this season of my life. I lost the most weight off of South Beach, but I cannot do that while nursing. Plus, it’s really hard to do something that you have to buy a whole bunch of separate items for you to eat while the family eats something else.
Enter Weight Watchers. I need to try something that works with my everyday life. I have many friends who have utilized this plan and really love it. Also, you can join for free right now and so I thought, “why not?”
Losing weight while nursing is both easy and difficult. A pro is that you typically burn 500 or so calories exclusively breastfeeding, but because of this feeding relationship I can’t lose more than a pound a week without jeopardizing it. So, it’s a balancing act. It’s easy to justify a Vanilla Coke from Sonic or a burger and fries. My other automatic response is eat little to nothing. One is delicious and keeps baby happy, the other makes mama skinny but jacks everything else up.
I needed something to help me make good decisions but also place priority on my breastfeeding relationship.
That’s what sold me on Weight Watchers. Because I suck at guessing on my food choices but I need to take advantage of this time.
I’ve been on it a week now, and I’ve learned a few things:
1. I have a very good, don’t need or want all my points day…followed by a “oh my gosh I want to eat everything” day.
2. It’s so much easier to make good decisions when I don’t wait until I’m starving to eat.
3. There’s a lot of food out there that are just insane choices. I find myself asking, “is it worth it?” often. I get a lot of points while nursing, but there are things that would blow my mind– and my points!
4. I kind of feel like I’m doing a lot of work for nothing as I can only lose one pound a week, but I FEEL better. Even though I know I want to see a ton of results now, I am trusting the process and aiming to make this a permanent change.
Have you ever done Weight Watchers? Are there any tips or tricks you want to share? What should I know to help keep me successful? Share your wisdom with me please!!
I weigh in tomorrow. Here’s to hoping I lost a pound! 🙂